Written by, Dr. Josh Suderman
The term pain clinic can be met with a fair amount of stigma these days and many people don’t understand what this term means and how it can be a helpful place for many people in pain. Some doctors may advertise that they operate a pain clinic, but here at the Javery Pain Institute our clinic is comprised of board-certified specialist physicians who have completed training and testing specifically in pain management as recognized by national societies that certify and monitor specialty physician training.
Compared to other NON-board-certified pain management specialists we can offer the most options to treat your pain in what is called a multidisciplinary and multimodal treatment plan. A pain clinic staffed by board-certified physicians can work with other clinicians in other disciplines of healthcare in a multidisciplinary fashion to treat your pain from as many different angles as possible. We can also utilize many different methods, or modalities, of treatment in a multimodal approach to target your pain. These different methods of treatment include interventional injection procedures, medications, pain psychology and physical therapy. Utilizing this approach to treat pain from as many different angles as possible can provide you with the best chance of improving your function and decreasing your pain.
We can obtain better results compared to simply relying on one way to help your pain such as the prescription of a single medication like an opioid which is commonly the approach used in other clinics that do not have board-certified pain management specialists like you will find at the Javery Pain Institute. To be clear, medications, even opioids, may be a helpful part of a treatment plan but a single treatment strategy is best placed in the context of a multidisciplinary and multimodal approach for the best and safest chance of success to improve pain and function for you.
Our clinic, physicians and staff also utilize a team-based approach to coordinate your visit here at Javery Pain Institute. It takes many members of the staff including physicians, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, nurses, medical assistants, front desk staff, and billing staff as well as administration to carry out an effective and individualized treatment plan for you. We also value working as a team since this will improve the coordination and effectiveness of your treatment plan like the benefit you can receive by working with different disciplines and different methods of treatment as we discussed earlier in this blog entry. The physicians and staff will work together to do our best to provide a seamless flow of progress through each of your clinic visits, whether it be a visit for a procedure or an in-person consultation with a provider.
At the Javery Pain Institute, we work hard as a team to improve your pain and function and look forward to discussing a specific and individualized treatment plan at your next consultation!